Event Calendar

Feb 28

Pink shirt Day

Time: All Day

Pink Shirt Day is an annual event against bullying, held in Canada and New Zealand.

Participants wear pink shirts and attend or host informative events to raise awareness about bullying, particularly in schools. Pink Shirt Day was started in 2007 in Canada, where it is held on the last Wednesday of February each year.

https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/

 

Mar 04

School Council Purpose ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

Understanding the advisory role of school councils through a review of the legislation, exploring rights, responsibilities and choices including which topics/areas are open for discussion helps to guide school council and its work in the school community. Learning how to identify the work of school councils, how to frame a “personal issue” from a school council perspective and how to broach sensitive topics is essential for new and returning members.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Mar 05

Do You Feel Lucky to be Your Child's Parent?

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

When you reflect on your role as a parent, do you feel lucky to be your child(ren)’s parent? Do you struggle with your children’s behaviors and compare yourself to other families and feel that you are missing out or do not measure up?

Or are you curious as to how you can improve your appreciation for your unique family’s dynamics? This session is for you! None of us are perfect and parenting is hard. Come and learn how to reframe how you look at your most important role.

Information and Registration (at no charge)

Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium

Mar 05

The Work of School Council: It's NOT About the Meeting ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

School Councils often struggle with identifying the types of activities and work they should be doing in order to truly fulfil their legislated role. In this workshop, school councils are encouraged to examine what they are doing in relation to the Assurance Framework, their intended purpose and the intended result of their work, and then consider strategies to enhance school council’s role in the school community, supporting the expectations of legislation and the Assurance Framework.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Mar 07

Tools for Effective School Councils ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Resources, tips, templates and tools will be provided to help participants to understand the culture of their local community and basic volunteer psychology.
An exploration of school community culture/barriers, volunteer motivation, and strategies to increase the effectiveness of school councils will be offered.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Mar 12

The Assurance Framework and School Councils ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

The Assurance Framework, introduced with the Weighted Moving Average Funding Model in February 2020 and implemented provincially in September 2020, is designed to demonstrate to Albertans that the education system is meeting student needs and that students are successful.
The Assurance Framework is based on the importance of stakeholder engagement (i.e., parents on school councils) in a more meaningful planning process. School boards are responsible for the engagement of the parents of their students, and to provide the opportunity for school council engagement in developing the education plan, results report, and other items critical to student success. Principals are expected to create similar opportunities specific to the local context of their own school communities.
All education partners share the responsibility for student growth - including parents and school councils!

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Mar 13

Effective Engagement in Your School Community ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

School councils would like their school community to be dynamic, exciting places, where parents feel authentically engaged in supporting and enhancing student learning. Using local context, define effective engagement, identify existing challenges, explore possible solutions and create goals and plans focused on creating engagement opportunities for the school community which align with the expectations of the Assurance Framework.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Mar 19

Fundraising Association Partnership Purpose ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Fundraising Associations (FRAs) are separate, legal entities with distinct rules to follow, responsibilities to comply with and liabilities to consider. Positive, collaborative, mutually respectful relationships with the principal and school council are integral to the success of each and in the best interests of students. Clarity of who has authority for what, is essential.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Mar 21

The School Council – Trustee Relationship ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Understanding this relationship is vital to assist you in successfully furthering your role in the school community. School councils should understand the role of the school board Trustee, and the Trustee should be aware of their role with school council. A Trustee is a valued partner who can share school board information with parents they represent, and school councils can provide valuable parent perspectives to aid in division planning and decisions.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Mar 25

Effective Engagement in Your School Community ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

School councils would like their school community to be dynamic, exciting places, where parents feel authentically engaged in supporting and enhancing student learning. Using local context, define effective engagement, identify existing challenges, explore possible solutions and create goals and plans focused on creating engagement opportunities for the school community which align with the expectations of the Assurance Framework.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

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Mar 27

School Council Policies and Practices ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

School council policies should reflect legislation, the context of their communities, and the work their members choose to do. Topics include communication - internal and external, record-keeping, fundraising and accounting, privacy, location of meetings, official mailing address, new member orientation, group evaluation, social media and conflict resolution. Create Draft Policies with wording of clauses relevant to the school community for review and feedback.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

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Apr 03

School Council Purpose ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

Understanding the advisory role of school councils through a review of the legislation, exploring rights, responsibilities and choices including which topics/areas are open for discussion helps to guide school council and its work in the school community. Learning how to identify the work of school councils, how to frame a “personal issue” from a school council perspective and how to broach sensitive topics is essential for new and returning members.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Apr 04

The Assurance Framework and School Councils ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

The Assurance Framework, introduced with the Weighted Moving Average Funding Model in February 2020 and implemented provincially in September 2020, is designed to demonstrate to Albertans that the education system is meeting student needs and that students are successful.
The Assurance Framework is based on the importance of stakeholder engagement (i.e., parents on school councils) in a more meaningful planning process. School boards are responsible for the engagement of the parents of their students, and to provide the opportunity for school council engagement in developing the education plan, results report, and other items critical to student success. Principals are expected to create similar opportunities specific to the local context of their own school communities.
All education partners share the responsibility for student growth - including parents and school councils!

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Apr 09

Effective Engagement in Your School Community ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Online

School councils would like their school community to be dynamic, exciting places, where parents feel authentically engaged in supporting and enhancing student learning. Using local context, define effective engagement, identify existing challenges, explore possible solutions and create goals and plans focused on creating engagement opportunities for the school community which align with the expectations of the Assurance Framework.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Apr 09

The Four Seasons of Wellness

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

With spring upon us, it is a good time to reflect on our mental health and that of our loved ones.

Some of us are like spring. It is a time of growth and excitement. We are eager to learn and develop new skills. Sometimes it’s like summer - a time of abundance and beauty. We feel like we are on top of the world and we feel whole. Fall or autumn can feel like our emotions are short and challenging. We struggle with interacting with ourselves and everyone around us. Winter is a dark time of stillness, almost emptiness.

How can we learn to appreciate the season that we are in, or the season that our loved one is in? With skills, it is much easier and it can be effective.

Information and Registration (at no charge)

Edmonton Regional Learning consortium

Apr 10

Fundraising Association Partnership Purpose ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

Fundraising Associations (FRAs) are separate, legal entities with distinct rules to follow, responsibilities to comply with and liabilities to consider. Positive, collaborative, mutually respectful relationships with the principal and school council are integral to the success of each and in the best interests of students. Clarity of who has authority for what, is essential.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Apr 11

Understanding the New K-6 Science Curriculum: A Session for Parents

Time: 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Online

(Note: This is a repeat of the January 16 Session)

This session will introduce parents to the New K-6 Science curriculum. Participants should note that the new K-6 was implemented at the Grade K-3 level in 2023-2024 school year with optional implementation in grades 4-6.

In the upcoming school year (2024-2025) all Grade 4-6 classrooms will be implementing the new Science curriculum.

In this session, a 45 minute presentation will walk parents through the new curriculum. The presentation will help parents understand its structure and provide an overview of the content for grades K-6. Time for a Q and A will be made available at the end of the session.

Information and Registration (at no charge)

Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium

Apr 12

Inclusion Alberta Family Conference

Time: All Day
Location: Fantasyland Hotel Edmonton

SAVE THE DATE!

The conference is an excellent opportunity for individuals with intellectual disabilities, their families and support staff as well as those working in the field of disabilities to come together and learn from keynote speakers and other experienced families. The conference will leave you feeling hopeful with a renewed commitment to inclusion.

More details and registration to be announced soon! Check out last year's Family Conference here.

Inclusion Alberta

Apr 13

Inclusion Alberta Family Conference

Time: All Day
Location: Fantasyland Hotel Edmonton

SAVE THE DATE!

The conference is an excellent opportunity for individuals with intellectual disabilities, their families and support staff as well as those working in the field of disabilities to come together and learn from keynote speakers and other experienced families. The conference will leave you feeling hopeful with a renewed commitment to inclusion.

More details and registration to be announced soon! Check out last year's Family Conference here.

Inclusion Alberta

Apr 15

The Work of School Council: It's NOT About the Meeting ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

School Councils often struggle with identifying the types of activities and work they should be doing in order to truly fulfil their legislated role. In this workshop, school councils are encouraged to examine what they are doing in relation to the Assurance Framework, their intended purpose and the intended result of their work, and then consider strategies to enhance school council’s role in the school community, supporting the expectations of legislation and the Assurance Framework.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Apr 16

The School Council – Trustee Relationship ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Understanding this relationship is vital to assist you in successfully furthering your role in the school community. School councils should understand the role of the school board Trustee, and the Trustee should be aware of their role with school council. A Trustee is a valued partner who can share school board information with parents they represent, and school councils can provide valuable parent perspectives to aid in division planning and decisions.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Apr 18

Fundraisng Association Fundamental Principles ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Fundraising Associations operate as legal entities with distinct rules to follow. This workshop will review the legislation and purpose of a Fundraising Association, it's role and relationships with the school community, the role of the Board, and how decisions are made. This workshop is designed to guide new and existing Boards and Association members with a review of principles and some operations best practices.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Apr 26

School Councils Conference 2024

Time: All Day
Location: Delta Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre 4404 Gateway Boulevard Edmonton AB T6H 5C2

Celebrating ASCA's 95th anniversary!!

Apr 27

School Councils Conference 2024

Time: All Day
Location: Delta Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre 4404 Gateway Boulevard Edmonton AB T6H 5C2

Celebrating ASCA's 95th anniversary!!

Apr 28

ASCA 2024 Annual General Meeting

Time: All Day
Location: Delta Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre

Celebrating ASCA's 95th Anniversary!

May 01

Tools for Effective School Councils ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

Resources, tips, templates and tools will be provided to help participants to understand the culture of their local community and basic volunteer psychology.
An exploration of school community culture/barriers, volunteer motivation, and strategies to increase the effectiveness of school councils will be offered.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

May 02

The School Council – Trustee Relationship ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Understanding this relationship is vital to assist you in successfully furthering your role in the school community. School councils should understand the role of the school board Trustee, and the Trustee should be aware of their role with school council. A Trustee is a valued partner who can share school board information with parents they represent, and school councils can provide valuable parent perspectives to aid in division planning and decisions.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

May 07

Approaching May Mindfully

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

May is Mental Health Month, Hats on to Mental Health Day, Mother’s Day and our first long weekend! It is a busy month! How can we learn how to approach these, and other days all year-long, with more purpose and intentionality?

Learning mindfulness skills that are taught in DBT can be extremely valuable in creating less chaos in our minds and relationships. Interested?

Join Kelly Maxwell for a time of effective practice and learn some practical skills.

Information and Registration (at no charge)

Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium

May 07

Fundraising Association Partnership Purpose ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Fundraising Associations (FRAs) are separate, legal entities with distinct rules to follow, responsibilities to comply with and liabilities to consider. Positive, collaborative, mutually respectful relationships with the principal and school council are integral to the success of each and in the best interests of students. Clarity of who has authority for what, is essential.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

May 09

The Assurance Framework and School Councils ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

The Assurance Framework, introduced with the Weighted Moving Average Funding Model in February 2020 and implemented provincially in September 2020, is designed to demonstrate to Albertans that the education system is meeting student needs and that students are successful.
The Assurance Framework is based on the importance of stakeholder engagement (i.e., parents on school councils) in a more meaningful planning process. School boards are responsible for the engagement of the parents of their students, and to provide the opportunity for school council engagement in developing the education plan, results report, and other items critical to student success. Principals are expected to create similar opportunities specific to the local context of their own school communities.
All education partners share the responsibility for student growth - including parents and school councils!

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

May 13

School Council Purpose ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

Understanding the advisory role of school councils through a review of the legislation, exploring rights, responsibilities and choices including which topics/areas are open for discussion helps to guide school council and its work in the school community. Learning how to identify the work of school councils, how to frame a “personal issue” from a school council perspective and how to broach sensitive topics is essential for new and returning members.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

May 15

The Work of School Council: It's NOT About the Meeting ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

School Councils often struggle with identifying the types of activities and work they should be doing in order to truly fulfil their legislated role. In this workshop, school councils are encouraged to examine what they are doing in relation to the Assurance Framework, their intended purpose and the intended result of their work, and then consider strategies to enhance school council’s role in the school community, supporting the expectations of legislation and the Assurance Framework.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

May 16

Effective Engagement in Your School Community ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Online

School councils would like their school community to be dynamic, exciting places, where parents feel authentically engaged in supporting and enhancing student learning. Using local context, define effective engagement, identify existing challenges, explore possible solutions and create goals and plans focused on creating engagement opportunities for the school community which align with the expectations of the Assurance Framework.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

May 21

The School Council – Trustee Relationship ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Understanding this relationship is vital to assist you in successfully furthering your role in the school community. School councils should understand the role of the school board Trustee, and the Trustee should be aware of their role with school council. A Trustee is a valued partner who can share school board information with parents they represent, and school councils can provide valuable parent perspectives to aid in division planning and decisions.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

May 23

Fundraisng Association Fundamental Principles ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Fundraising Associations operate as legal entities with distinct rules to follow. This workshop will review the legislation and purpose of a Fundraising Association, it's role and relationships with the school community, the role of the Board, and how decisions are made. This workshop is designed to guide new and existing Boards and Association members with a review of principles and some operations best practices.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

May 28

The Work of School Council: It's NOT About the Meeting ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

School Councils often struggle with identifying the types of activities and work they should be doing in order to truly fulfil their legislated role. In this workshop, school councils are encouraged to examine what they are doing in relation to the Assurance Framework, their intended purpose and the intended result of their work, and then consider strategies to enhance school council’s role in the school community, supporting the expectations of legislation and the Assurance Framework.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

May 30

School Council Purpose ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Understanding the advisory role of school councils through a review of the legislation, exploring rights, responsibilities and choices including which topics/areas are open for discussion helps to guide school council and its work in the school community. Learning how to identify the work of school councils, how to frame a “personal issue” from a school council perspective and how to broach sensitive topics is essential for new and returning members.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Jun 03

The Assurance Framework and School Councils ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

The Assurance Framework, introduced with the Weighted Moving Average Funding Model in February 2020 and implemented provincially in September 2020, is designed to demonstrate to Albertans that the education system is meeting student needs and that students are successful.
The Assurance Framework is based on the importance of stakeholder engagement (i.e., parents on school councils) in a more meaningful planning process. School boards are responsible for the engagement of the parents of their students, and to provide the opportunity for school council engagement in developing the education plan, results report, and other items critical to student success. Principals are expected to create similar opportunities specific to the local context of their own school communities.
All education partners share the responsibility for student growth - including parents and school councils!

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Jun 05

Fundraising Association Financial Practices ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Fundraising associations are separate, legal entities with distinct rules to follow, responsibilities to comply with and liabilities to consider. Following sound financial management and proven business practices are critical for continued success in the school community. Topics include identifying financial risks, managing risk, basic financial practices, and how to make spending decisions. Discussion of resource documents, templates and sample financial documents and reports to assist the association in creating a sound financial management plan.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Jun 06

Fundraising Association Partnership Purpose ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Fundraising Associations (FRAs) are separate, legal entities with distinct rules to follow, responsibilities to comply with and liabilities to consider. Positive, collaborative, mutually respectful relationships with the principal and school council are integral to the success of each and in the best interests of students. Clarity of who has authority for what, is essential.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Jun 11

School Council Purpose ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Understanding the advisory role of school councils through a review of the legislation, exploring rights, responsibilities and choices including which topics/areas are open for discussion helps to guide school council and its work in the school community. Learning how to identify the work of school councils, how to frame a “personal issue” from a school council perspective and how to broach sensitive topics is essential for new and returning members.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Jun 13

Fundraisng Association Fundamental Principles ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Fundraising Associations operate as legal entities with distinct rules to follow. This workshop will review the legislation and purpose of a Fundraising Association, it's role and relationships with the school community, the role of the Board, and how decisions are made. This workshop is designed to guide new and existing Boards and Association members with a review of principles and some operations best practices.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Jun 17

The Work of School Council: It's NOT About the Meeting ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

School Councils often struggle with identifying the types of activities and work they should be doing in order to truly fulfil their legislated role. In this workshop, school councils are encouraged to examine what they are doing in relation to the Assurance Framework, their intended purpose and the intended result of their work, and then consider strategies to enhance school council’s role in the school community, supporting the expectations of legislation and the Assurance Framework.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Jun 19

Effective Engagement in Your School Community ASCA Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

School councils would like their school community to be dynamic, exciting places, where parents feel authentically engaged in supporting and enhancing student learning. Using local context, define effective engagement, identify existing challenges, explore possible solutions and create goals and plans focused on creating engagement opportunities for the school community which align with the expectations of the Assurance Framework.

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

REGISTER

Jun 20

Managing School Council Meetings ASCA Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Online

Meaningful school council meetings require strong leadership and clear, easy to follow processes for all participants. Having a solid Agenda, some simple Rules of Order and learning how to Direct Discussion will help to ensure the school council meetings are not a waste of anyone’s valuable time. Exploration of some common challenges for school council meetings and introduction of important solution-oriented tools are provided. Every meeting participant will benefit from this workshop!

Registration cut-off is 12 noon one week prior to the scheduled workshop.

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